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How to Avoid a Holiday Trip to the ER
Date:12/25/2008

you give your child a new bicycle, skateboard or similar gift, make sure you also give them a helmet and other appropriate safety gear -- and then insist that they use it.
  • Don't shovel snow if you're out of shape or elderly or have a history of heart problems.
  • Have aspirin available to you at all times in case of chest pains. If you feel chest pains, chew an aspirin and seek emergency medical help.
  • If you have high blood pressure or heart problems, don't overindulge in holiday food and avoid excessive salt intake.
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    The city of Calgary offers more Christmas safety tips.



    -- Robert Preidt



    SOURCE: American College of Emergency Physicians, news release, Dec. 18, 2008


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